Terry Whitfield

  Pendleton – Terry Ronald Whitfield, 57, husband of Arlene Black Whitfield, 432 Seawright Drive, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Lila Doyle Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 3 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 pm, prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home.  […]

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Branch bank to close in Westminster

Late next month, Westminster will have one less savings bank.  Pending regulatory approval, First Citizens plans to close its office on Windsor Street.  The bank’s area executive Chuck Perry, in a letter to the customers, said, “After carefully and thoroughly evaluating the business operations of our Westminster office, located at 200 West Windsor Street, we’ve decided to close this branch […]

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WEATHER UPDATE from Oconee schools

The bands of heavy rain across Oconee County are a matter of concern for those concerned with the county’s public school day.  District staff are monitoring the forecast of what’s to come later in the day–especially around dismissal time this afternoon.  So far, according to assistant superintendent Steve Hanvey, classes will continue on schedule.  However, if the rain is an […]

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Plea to pay attention to roadway work zones

Motorists are requested to use caution and drive safely when approaching and driving through work zones.  Today marks the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week. According to the motor club AAA Carolinas, most people injured or killed in work zone crashes – approximately four out of every five – are drivers or passengers. In 2016, 26 people (24 travelers […]

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UPDATE: Fire consumes mobile home

Fire destroyed a trailer home this morning on “F” Street inside the Utica Community B-and-B Mobile Home Park.  The Seneca Fire Department reported no injuries.  There’s no immediate explanation how the fire started.  One fireman said he and fire fighters from three other stations faced a fully-engulfed trailer home.  

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Julian Davis makes Pioneer Rural Water statement

Julian Davis made a lengthy statement about the Pioneer Rural Water treatment plant project before he and his colleagues convened a private meeting Friday afternoon.  Davis’s statement reflected his thoughts as a county councilman and as a retail customer of the water district.  Excerpts of that statement are airing today on 101.7/WGOG NEWS.

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